10 days in Columbus & Montana Itinerary

10 days in Columbus & Montana Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States holiday planner

©
Plan created by another user. Make it yours

Route & dates

1
Columbus
— 2 nights
2
Bozeman
— 1 night
3
Gardiner
— 1 night
4
West Yellowstone
— 1 night
5
Glacier National Park
— 4 nights

2
nights
Columbus

More than just one of the nation's top business centers, Columbus is a mixture of many different parts of America, situated at the spot where the so-called "Bible Belt" meets the varied cultures of the Great Plains and Appalachia.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Scioto Mile and North Market Farmer's Market. Take a break from Columbus with a short trip to Zipline in Rockbridge, about 52 minutes away. There's still lots to do: stop by Short North Arts District, stroll around Schiller Park, take an in-depth tour of Ohio History Center, and see the interesting displays at Wagner-Hagans Auto Museum.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Columbus journey planning app.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Columbus. In August, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Bozeman.

Things to do in Columbus

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Zipline
Find places to stay Aug 27 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Scioto Mile ©
Scioto Mile
Short North Arts District ©
Short North Arts District

1
night
Bozeman

Bozeman is a city in and the county seat of Gallatin County, Montana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. On the 30th (Sun), let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, thenget engrossed in the history at American Computer & Robotics Museum, thenexplore the landscape on two wheels at Middle Cottonwood Trailhead, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Madison River Brewing.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Bozeman travel app.

Fly from Columbus to Bozeman in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Columbus to Bozeman. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Bozeman when traveling from Columbus in August, with lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can drive to Gardiner.

Things to do in Bozeman

Outdoors Adventure Tours

Side Trip

Madison River Brewing
Find places to stay Aug 29 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
American Computer & Robotics Museum ©
American Computer & Robotics Museum
Madison River Brewing ©
Madison River Brewing

1
night
Gardiner

Gardiner ©
Gardiner serves as the gateway to Yellowstone National Park's northern entrance, marked by an iconic stone arch.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Lehardy's Rapids, take in the dramatic natural features at Gibbon Falls, explore and take pictures at Firehole Lake Drive, admire the sheer force of Undine Falls, thenexplore the activities along Firehole River, and finally stop by Parks' Fly Shop.

To find maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Gardiner journey planner.

Drive from Bozeman to Gardiner in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Bozeman in August: high temperatures in Gardiner hover around °F and lows are around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Gardiner

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Yellowstone National Park
Find places to stay Aug 30 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Firehole River ©
Firehole River
Gibbon Falls ©
Gibbon Falls
Undine Falls ©
Undine Falls

1
night
West Yellowstone

West Yellowstone ©
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): see what you can catch with a fishing tour, find something for the whole family at Yellowstone Big Gun Fun, and then get engrossed in the history at Museum of the Yellowstone.

Make your West Yellowstone itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Gardiner to West Yellowstone in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °F in August, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can drive to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Find places to stay Aug 31 — Sep 1:
Highlights from your plan
Yellowstone Big Gun Fun ©
Yellowstone Big Gun Fun
Fishing Charters & Tours
Museum of the Yellowstone ©
Museum of the Yellowstone

4
nights
Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©
The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Avalanche Lake and Grinnell Glacier. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Iceberg Lake, get to know the fascinating history of Garden Wall, get great views at Jackson Glacier Overlook, and cruise along Going-to-the-Sun Road.

Plan my trip to Glacier National Park with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from West Yellowstone to Glacier National Park in 7.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from West Yellowstone in September, expect Glacier National Park to be somewhat warmer, temps between °F and °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 1 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Avalanche Lake ©
Avalanche Lake
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Fishercap Lake ©
Fishercap Lake

Similar Plans

12 days in Montana BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, slow & easy, hidden gems Preferences: July, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Slow & easy 14 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 12 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, slow & easy, hidden gems Preferences: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Slow & easy 12 days in New Albany & Montana BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, slow & easy, hidden gems Preferences: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Slow & easy 13 days in Montana, Idaho & Wyoming BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 13 days in Montana, Idaho & Wyoming BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 27 days in Montana & Jackson Hole BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM July, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems Preferences: July, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Slow & easy 18 days in United States BY A USER FROM SWEDEN June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems Preferences: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Slow & easy 11 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: June, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 14 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: August, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 38 days in United States BY A USER FROM SWEDEN June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems Preferences: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Slow & easy 42 days in United States BY A USER FROM SWEDEN June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems Preferences: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Slow & easy
See more plans